Quality Assurance Analyst II - AI in Scottsdale, AZ at Discount Tire Corporate Careers

Date Posted: 7/18/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Discount Tire, we celebrate the spirit of our people with extraordinary pride and enthusiasm. Our business has been growing for more than 55 years and now is the best time in our history to join us. We are opening more locations every year and we are always looking for qualified individuals to join us in our growth. We are a Company that promotes from within, both in our retail and corporate operations. 


Our Information Technology division consists of more than 200 professionals and continues to grow responsibly.  The Quality Assurance Department is looking to add a Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst to their current team.   This person will evaluate and test software programs to verify that programs function according to design documentation and standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creates, documents, maintains, executes, tracks and analyzes test scenarios and test plans in collaboration with stakeholders: ensures needs are testable.
  • Maps business and technical requirements into test suites, test cases and test scripts.
  • Identifies, analyzes and documents complex defects, questionable functions, errors and inconsistencies in software program functions, including but not limited to, outputs, online screens, content and security.
  • Validates new software in the production environment.
  • Conducts complex performing testing based on test scripts and test plan.
  • Assumes QA oversight of the project in areas of design control, risk management, design verification and validation.
  • Facilitates meetings, conference calls. 
  • Mentors, coaches and trains QA Analyst I.
  • Stays current on the latest industry technologies, trends and strategies.
  • Assists employees, vendors or other customers by answering questions related to QA processes, procedures and services.
  • Completes work in a timely and accurate manner while providing exceptional customer service.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Position Requirements:

  • This position requires a minimum of five years software quality assurance analysis experience, including an understanding of the software development life cycle.
  • Proven ability to write and execute manual and automated scripts.
  • Demonstrated experience in API testing SOAP and REST protocols using testing tools SOAPUIReady API, Postman.
  • Proven knowledge of scripting languages such as Groovy, JavaScript.
  • Intermediate experience and knowledge required in: HTML, SQL/TSQL, JSON, Xpath.
  • XML/Schema validation experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of data ETL tools (Informatica)
  • Intermediate Knowledge of Power Center Data Validation Option (DVO) is required.
  • Intermediate Knowledge of Software AG webmethods 9.x, My webMethods Server (MWS) and Composite Application Framework (CAF)
  • Expert understanding of Integration, Regression, Functional and Non Functional Testing techniques
  • Proven knowledge of defect management tools is necessary.
  • Proven knowledge of change management source control tools such as SVN, Git is necessary.
  • Agile experience is required. Proven ability to follow Company testing standards is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with the review of software requirements, risk analysis, specification documents and testing procedures is necessary.
  • Proven understanding of the Software Testing Life Cycle fundamentals is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all levels of the organization is necessary; ability to clearly articulate technical ideas to a non-technical audience both verbally and in writing is required.
  • Advanced level computer experience, including skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and Project, is necessary.
  • The ability to work successfully within a team and serve as a trusted expert for assigned duties is necessary.
  • Ability to identify complex problems, review information to develop and evaluate options then implement solutions is essential.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and motivate self and others while managing multiple projects and meeting various deadlines simultaneously is required.
  • Customer service skills, including the ability to manage and respond to different customer situations while maintaining a positive and friendly attitude are essential.
  • In addition, organizational and problem solving skills, a can-do attitude, and the ability to adjust to changing requirements are essential.
  • Maintaining confidentiality, treating others with respect and upholding Company values are key attributes.


Additional Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in API testing SOAP and REST protocols using testing tools HP UFT.
  • Databases (DB2 and SQL), file structures, system design and analysis, risk analysis and project management.
  • Proven ability to write and execute automated scripts, manual tests and relational database queries is required.
  • Proven knowledge of test scripts such as Python, VBScript.
  • Knowledge of Software AG's API management tool Centrasite.
  • Testing experience with Web based, cloud hosted enterprise software products is preferred.


Educational Requirements:

  • This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • ISTQB or CSTE Foundation Certification preferred.

Normal work days are Monday through Friday. Occasional Saturdays and Sundays may be necessary. Normal work hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additional hours may be necessary.


Preference will be given to local candidates. No staffing agencies. Salary range is depending on experience.